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To spend an hour with Mountain Gorillas is one of the best wildlife experiences you can ever hope for. They captivate you with their eyes and you become lost in the moment. Your time with them goes so fast you are left just wanting more…

Unfortunately, Mountain Gorilla numbers are small, with only approximately 700 left in the wild. The primary threat comes from forest clearance and degradation, as the region’s growing human population struggles to eke out a living.

I am hopeful ways can be found to control these problems before it is too late.

(Virunga volcanoes – Rwanda)

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Comments

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtalmost 7 years ago

    What a sweet face!

  • Smile
    Smilealmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • nannajul
    nannajulalmost 7 years ago

    Wow Steve – everything I expected, and more. A superb image, just superb. What an expression you have caught on this one. As your description tells, it is very sad that the numbers of these wonderful animals had dropped to such a low level. Unfortunately, as you say, the human population struggle to survive as well, and its so easy for people to just say dont do it when families struggle for an existence. Alternative livelihoods must be brought to play if anything is to be done to save these magnificent creatures.

  • GracefulShadow
    GracefulShadowalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful Stevie! Very well captured.

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtalmost 7 years ago

    Wow, look at these eyes ….and hopefully it is never too late for those beautiful and peaceful creatures !!! Thanks for sharing this goegeous pfoto , Steve !!!

  • candid
    candidalmost 7 years ago

    magnificent creature. he has such deep and soul capturing eyes.

  • TrEaSuReDiMaGeS
    TrEaSuReDiMaGeSalmost 7 years ago

    Oh Steve what a beautiful and magical capture here. They really do captivate you with their eyes!! I thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of the mountain gorillas. And it’s my hope as well, that they are able to save these Wonderful animals before it’s too late

  • booboo
    boobooalmost 7 years ago

    He looks like he’s got an attitute to me, excellent image Steve

  • nsoup
    nsoupalmost 7 years ago

    cute

  • aphoto4you
    aphoto4youalmost 7 years ago

    fabulous STEVE….

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